There is nothing inexpensive about purchasing a home. There are, however, ways in which you can increase the value of that home for next to nothing. Not every home improvement project costs an arm and a leg to complete. Here is a list of some easy things you can do to your home that won’t break the bank.
Damaged flooring and stained carpet is a major turn-off in a home. It gives the appearance of a dirty, used house. Sometimes replacing flooring can be fairly inexpensive if you do it yourself. Linoleum, for example is very inexpensive. When you need to replace carpet, however, the price can begin to skyrocket. This is when you need to purchase, and strategically place area rugs. Areas that tend to be stained and worn are areas of high traffic. Rugs look right at home in these areas.
Of course every homeowner could improve the value of a home by updating kitchen appliances. Appliances, however, are very expensive. An easier way to update the look of a kitchen is to focus on the small details. Purchase a new faucet and light fixture. The brighter your kitchen, the better. You could also replace old cabinet door handles for an updated look. These few changes can greatly improve the value of your home.
One of the most popular ways to improve home value is to add paint. Paint on the outside of a house as well as the inside can improve resale value. New paint makes everything look newer and fresher. Newness equals more value.
Yard work and Landscaping
The yard is the first thing anyone sees before they enter a home. Impeccably kept lawns and landscaping is one of the most cost effective ways to increase home value. Mowing the lawn regularly and weeding each week is the least you can do. You could also implement edging and rock around your foundation for a manicured look. When completed yourself, landscaping is easy on the pocketbook.
Whether you are planning on selling your home, or simply want to improve the value for yourself, home improvement doesn’t have to break the bank. There are several simple, inexpensive projects you can complete that increase home value.